Facet Joint Injection

What is a facet joint injection, and how is it performed?

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What Is a Facet Joint Injection?

A facet joint injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to facet joint arthritis which causes inflammation in the facet joints of the spine.

The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the facet joints in the neck or lower back that is causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the extremities.

The Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro are experts in Facet Joint Injections and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle following this procedure.

How Is a Facet Joint Injection Performed at OrthoNeuro?

At OrthoNeuro, facet joint injections are performed on an outpatient basis and take only minutes.  We also use real-time X-Ray (fluoroscopy) to ensure precise placement of the needle and the medication to ensure the correct spinal joint.

General anesthesia is not needed during this procedure and your OrthoNeuro specialist will administer mild sedation and a local anesthetic before your injection.

Little to no discomfort is experienced during or after the procedure and you are allowed to return home shortly after. Results may last for many months and repeat injections may be performed to maintain results.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Spine Specialist Today

If you have been considering a facet joint injection, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of injection is best for you. 


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Spine Care Specialists

If you live with chronic back or neck pain, contact OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, for state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized spine care treatment plans to heal your spine, relieve your pain, and help you get back to your regular activities.

Ying H. Chen, DO, FACOS


Paul H. Eichenseer, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

David K. Kim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Donald J. Rohl, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Larry Todd, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Mark A. White, DO


Daniel P. Pap, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist

Siddharth Shetgeri, DO


Dustin Reynolds, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist